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taxes. maybe i even used someone else's social security number. am i going to be penalized? does that disqualify me from being a part tof this? what happened to those family members, who wanted to work but couldn't find employment legitimate? you can't penalize these people in that way. >> i think we learned from action program for workers who can have a work permit and have temporary reprieve from deportation, that the fee is also a huge issue in our communities. you're asking people to pay back taxes, to pay penalties, to pay fees. you're not really creating a pathway for people to go from a provisional status to anything else. >> here's the other issue. what the fines are going to be. more data. $1,000 fine would affect 2% of undocumented population. as you scale up, if it's a $10,000 fine, that's maybe knocking out a quarter of the folks that we're talking about. congressman, i mean, one of the things i think is interesting, when we talk about these requirements, it seems to me that the requirements for the pathway to citizenship were reverse engineered around the campaign tr
up to some kind of compromise. they went ahead with a fiscal curve deal and let tax rates rise on top incomes. they extended the debt limit. they agreed to $50 billion in sandy relief after the president initially asked for $60 billion. and the so-called gang of 8's proposal for comprehensive immigration reform looks a lot like the plan the president put forth. now, one of the reason for changes is that politics have changed. the president is more popular than he's been in some time while the public has a negative view of the republican party. president obama has a 60% approval rating, while former secretary of state collin powell recently reminded him party of unfavorablety. >> i realized how are we going to win the next election? >> so is the republican party looking at a full fledged change? more concerned with principal than electoral viability or is this just textical change in the direction? seeming weary of drawing any definitive conclusion saying, quote, the republican party is undergoing a still early effort at re-examining what their agenda is and what they care about. i thi
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